Electronic superstar Moby has just released a collection of works entitled ‘Long Ambient’, which he has put on the internet for free streaming and download.
The multi-instrumentalist, author and performer has been an advocate of yoga and meditation for decades, as well as being an ardent spokesperson for a plant-based vegan lifestyle and animal rights. Coming from the punk and hardcore scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s, it was with his embracing of electronic music and the rave scene that he garnered his first major hit with ‘Feeling So Real‘ in 1995. The up-tempo club classic paved the way for the more soulful ‘Play‘ which became a worldwide smash and for a time held the world record for the most hit singles on one album.
A long-time resident of New York city, the artist recently moved to Los Angeles after citing rising costs and gentrification as the reasons for which NYC is no longer a viable hub for creatives who are not in possession of significant trust funds.
Having made ambient music for some time now, with collections dating back over 20 years, Moby announced his Long Ambient project last week, stating:
“Over the last couple of years I’ve been making really, really, really, quiet music to listen to when I do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic. I ended up with 4 hours of music and have decided to give it away. Feel free to share it or give it away or whatever, it’s not protected or anything, or at least it shouldn’t be.”
The result is a balmy and ethereal collection of music which creates a sense of distance and gratitude. You can stream the album below.